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The witty people of the Oxford English Dictionary have updated their ever-growing list of legitimate words. If you're wondering what new words are in the English dictionary, look no further! We've complied a list of every new word that was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in December, 2018. (The most recent update as of today, January 8, 2019.)

A

adownrights, adv.

amakhosi, n.

aperitivo, n.

appassionato, n., adv., and adj.

B

bendy, adj.2

bunny chow, n.

burkini, n.

butterfly kick, n.

C

catchability, n.

catch-and-release, adj. and n.

catch colt, n.

catch dog, n.

catchlight, n.

catch pole, n.2

chemsex, n.

chode, n.

chopsy, adj.

crowd-surfer, n.

D

Debbie Downer, n.

decolonize, v.

deurmekaar, adj.

downbound, adj. and adv.

down-bow, n.

downburst, n.

down-by, adv.

downchange, n.

downchange, v.

downcode, v.

downconversion, n.

downconvert, v.

down-converter, n.

downcrying, n.

downcut, v.

downcutting, n.

down cycle, n.

downcycle, v.

downcycling, n.

down-date, v.

down-dating, n.

downdrift, n.

downfaulted, adj.

downfaulting, n.

downhiller, n.

downhilling, n.

downhomer, n.

downie, n.1

downiness, n.2

downing, n.

downlevel, n. and adj.

downlight, n.

downlighter, n.

downline, n.

downlist, v.

downlong, adv.

down market, n.

down North, adv.

down-page, adj.

downpouring, adj.

downpressor, n.

downregulation, n.

downrigger, n.

downscaling, n.

downsetting, n.

downshore, adv. and adj.

downsizer, n.

downtide, n.

downtide, adv.

downtoner, n.

downtread, v.

down trou, n.

downvote, n.

downvote, v.

downwarp, v.

downwarped, adj.

downwashed, adj.

downweight, v.

downy, n.3

dwaal, n.

dylanesque, adj.

E

eina, int. and n.

F

facepalm, v.

facepalm, int. and n.

frybread, n.

G

geld, n.3

gilded age, n.

God-dang-it, int.

God-darn-it, int.

goldback, n.

golden-breasted, adj.

golden-eyed, adj.

golden-mantled, adj.

golden mile, n.

golden rain tree, n.

gold leaf, v.

gold-leafed, adj.

gold leafing, n.

goldly, adv.

goldness, n.

gold plate, v.

gold-plated, adj.

H

hammajang, adj.

hash cake, n.1

hash cake, n.2

hash code, n.

hash code, v.

Hashem, n.

hashtag, v.

hashtagged, adj.

Haskalah, n.

hassle, v.2

hassling, n.1

hassling, n.2

hassling, adj.

hassocked, adj.

hassocking, n.

hastate, n.

haterade, n.

headdesk, n. and int.

headdesk, v.

howzit, int.

I

ikigai, n.

imperceptively, adv.

ingcibi, n.

Islamology, n.

J

ja, adv.

jamette, n.

K

kabocha, n.

kasi, n. and adj.

kif, adj.

M

memory box, n.

munted, adj.

muntered, adj.

Mzansi, n.

N

Native America, n.

‘nduja, n.

new economy, n. and adj.

O

ojek, n.

P

parson impersonate, n.

philosophizingly, adv.

powfagged, adj.

R

recommendee, n.

rigwelted, adj.

S

sarmie, n.

satang, n.

Satanian, adj. and n.

Satanite, n. and adj.

satcaster, n.

satchel-mouth, n.

satinizing, n.

sational, comb. form

sausage fest, n.

sausage party, n.

shone, adv. and adj.

skedonk, n.

slimeball, n.

spaza, n.

spoggy, n.

St Giles, n.

T

Tatiesque, adj.

TGIF, int. and adj.

toyi-toyi, n.

toyi-toyi, v.

tribbing, n.

U

ubuntu, n.

upzone, v.

V

voetstoots, adv. and adj.

W

white gold, n.1

Wrekin, n.

That’s all of the words that were added to the Oxford English Dictionary in December of 2018.

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Coty White is a journalist at GoldenGOAT Articles that specializes in business, travel, lifestyle, innovation and the environment. Aside from his time spent as a reporter, he is an active stock trader and current owner of four successful companies.